Dr. Karen Blough
Professor Emerita of Art
Karen Blough joined the SUNY Plattsburgh art faculty in 1999. Prof. Blough received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1995 with a doctoral thesis entitled Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana Codex Barberini latinus 711: A Late Tenth-Century Illustrated Gospel Lectionary from Reichenau. She has regularly presented her work on early medieval manuscript illumination and female abbatial patronage in the Middle Ages at several professional conferences, including among others the Medieval Academy, the St. Louis Conference on Manuscript Studies, the International Medieval Congress at Leeds (Great Britain), and the Annual International Conference on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo (Michigan). Prof Blough has recently served as a peer reviewer for the Medieval Feminist Forum, for the journals Gesta and Speculum and for the Haskins Society Journal, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ashgate Publishing and Wadsworth Publishing.
She teaches courses on ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art, book art, Latin American art, and, as the first recipient of the Rabin Fellowship in Judaic Perspectives, Jewish art in antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.